Tan Shen, 26, of Chengdu, said she decided to stop into the KFC at the train station near her home shortly after she and her boyfriend broke up, “I hadn’t planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings,” she said. “But once I got in there and started eating I decided I needed time to think.”
Tan said she decided to end her weeklong stay at the eatery and catch the next train toward her parents’ house when she started attracting attention from local media.
Jiang Li Lung, a worker at the train station KFC, said it took some time before employees noticed the woman wasn’t leaving.
“At first no one really noticed her,” the worker said. “But after a few days I began thinking she looked really familiar. Then I realized we had been serving her for the past three days and that she hadn’t actually left.”
“She was after all a paying customer, even if a bit of an odd one,” he said.